Bitcoin NFTs Surge to Second Place in Sales, Beating Solana! Threatens Ethereum’s Dominance
Bitcoin’s presence in the NFT market has skyrocketed, claiming the second spot in terms of sales per blockchain, according to data platform CryptoSlam. Despite Bitcoin NFTs being a relatively recent addition, their sales have surged to a remarkable $167 million in the past thirty days, inching closer to Ethereum’s leading position.
Bitcoin-based NFTs emerged only after the implementation of Inscriptions on the Bitcoin mainnet in January 2023. Since then, their meteoric rise has exceeded expectations, catapulting them to the forefront of the NFT landscape. In comparison to Ethereum’s near-$397 million, Bitcoin NFT sales still fall short, but the gap is closing rapidly.
CryptoSlam’s data reveals that Bitcoin NFTs have outperformed those on the Solana network by nearly threefold, with sales reaching approximately $57 million. This remarkable growth can be attributed to the Ordinals Protocol, a mechanism allowing the inscription of satoshis, the smallest unit of bitcoin, with data such as a JPEG. Despite facing criticism within the Bitcoin community, the adoption of this protocol by NFT giant Yuga Labs in February has ignited enthusiasm and investment.
The leading Bitcoin-based NFT collection, Bitcoin Frogs, has amassed an impressive $6.3 million in sales over the past seven days. Boosted by a surge in popularity, the collection experienced a noteworthy spike, accumulating $2.3 million in sales on May 17 alone. This success further reinforces Bitcoin’s rising prominence in the NFT market.
As Bitcoin NFTs continue to gain traction and challenge Ethereum’s dominance, the future of the NFT landscape remains uncertain. With innovative protocols and growing investor interest, the battle for supremacy between these blockchain giants is intensifying, offering exciting prospects for the rapidly evolving NFT industry.
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